The stage is set! The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is returning January 8 through February 22, 2021! Get ready to immerse yourself in the visual, culinary and performing arts at Walt Disney World!
The Epcot International Festival of the Arts instantly became a hit its inaugural year in 2016. Each year since the festival continues to grow in popularity and Disney continues to broaden our mind and our palette with amazing new and returning experiences. The festival highlights art in all different forms – ink and paint, photography, culinary, and so much more!
Think of this festival as a scaled down version of the International Flower & Garden Festival (which is a scaled down version of the International Food & Wine Festival). It’s small enough to enjoy every bit of it, but it packs a mighty punch. Tour the World Showcase promenade visiting with local artists, while sampling some of the globes finest culinary cuisine. Test your artist skills by joining one of the many workshops & seminars held throughout the duration of the festival.
Not many details have been shared, but here is what we know so far:
- Indulge in over 15 Food Studios serving culinary art all around World Showcase
- Explore and purchase the brilliant and diverse work of Disney and other invited artists on display in marketplaces encircling World Showcase Lagoon
- Step into the scene at special photo locations scattered around the park
- Participate in a paint-by-number mural that serves as a collaborative art project for all
- Watch as visiting artists create magic right before your eyes
- Catch performances by favorite EPCOT musical artists Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors.
- Join an artful scavenger hunt as you search for Figment around World Showcase
- Shop for festival-exclusive merchandise
No mention yet if the Disney on Broadway Concert Series will be returning in 2021. Nor has there been any mention if the festival will operate any differently given the COVID circumstances. More to come…
This post will continue to be updated as Disney shares more details.